With over 13 years of experience in the mutual fund operations team at Russell Investments, Jason manages the transfer agency functions of US retail mutual funds. He has extensive experience within the operational team in designing and implementing oversight and controls. In addition, Jason is an active leader in the LGBT diversity & inclusion network at Russell Investments. Jason grew up in the Pacific Northwest and graduated from Portland State University with a degree in Sociology. He has lived in the Seattle area for more than 18 years, and he currently lives in Mercer Island with his husband, Robert Heuer, and their dog, Indy. Beginning his relationship with Pride Foundation nine years ago as a volunteer, he loves participating in the scholarship review committee. Being able to directly impact the future leaders of the LGBTQ community has been a rewarding experience. Pride Foundation has been a positive learning experience regarding specific LGBTQ issues across the Northwest, and has provided a great opportunity for Jason to give back to the community in a meaningful way.